Dedicated aid worker A dedicated humanitarian aid worker Khalil Dale spent thirty years of his life, much of it for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in most of the challenging countries of the world, including Sudan, Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. From 1985 to 1986 Khalil Dale was a Red Cross delegate in the Red Sea Hills area of Sudan and was responsible for food distribution, healthcare and development projects benefitting about 30,000 people. One of the toughest challenges for Khalil was working in war-torn Somalia in the early 1990s and succeeding in bringing in daily flights with food and medical supplies despite perilous security situation. His final deployment to Quetta, Pakistan in March 2011 was to spend a year working on International Committee of the Red Cross's programme. On 5 January 2012 masked gunmen abducted Khalil Dale and on 29 April his body was found in Quetta. He was appointed MBE in 1994 for his humanitarian work. Born Kenneth Robin Dale in York, and grew up in Manchester, England he embraced Islam, in 1981. He was drawn to Islam by its respect for community and family life. He was fluent in Arabic.
Compiler: M. Nauman Khan